Homework: What are the upsides and downsides? (10 July 2009) 3 When a teacher assigns homework, the stated or unstated purpose of setting it can vary greatly. Homework may be given to provide students extra time to practice what has been learnt in class, to monitor a student's progress or even as punishment for poor behaviour in class.
The truth is that homework is beneficial to students. However, it is best if students learn to love working on their homework and not do it just because they risk getting bad grades otherwise. And the teachers are the people who should inspire students to do their homework out of love for the class instead of out of fear. So, let’s take a.